Kochoro Hosai, New Kabuki, Yuki no Danmari

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Artist: Kochoro Hosai (1848-1920)
Title: New play at Kabuki-za, Silence in the Snow (Suikoden Yuki no Danmari)
Publisher: Katada Chojiro
Date: 1893
Size: (R) 24.8 x 37 (C) 24.7 x 36.9 (L) 24.7 x 36.8 cm

Original Japanese woodblock print.

Kunisada III Utagawa (1848 - 1920)


Utagawa Kunisada III was an ukiyo-e printmaker of the Utagawa school, specializing in yakusha-e (pictures of kabuki actors). He began studying under Utagawa Kunisada I at the age of 10, and continued under Kunisada II after their master's death. He originally signed his prints ‘Kunimasa’ or ‘Baido Kunimasa’. About 1889, he began signing his prints ‘Kunisada’, ‘Baido Kunisada’ or ‘Kochoro Kunisada’. By 1892, he was using ‘Hosai’, ‘Kochoro Hosai’, ‘Baido Hosai’, and ‘Utagawa Hosai’.

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Print FormatTriptych
ArtistKunisada III Utagawa (1848 - 1920)
SubjectSamurai & Male, Kabuki Theatre, Tattoo Design
Size(R) 24.8 x 37 (C) 24.7 x 36.9 (L) 24.7 x 36.8 cm
Condition ReportMinor spots and red smudges, mostly on the margins.